We are pleased to announce the publication of The Lyons, the vicious and hilarious new play by Nicky Silver. The critically acclaimed black comedy premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in fall 2011 before moving to Broadway the following spring, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Play.
“Nicky Silver’s best play since The Food Chain… Hilariously frank, clear-sighted, compassionate and forgiving… laughter that rises in close and regular waves.”
― New York Times
Nicky Silver, that “strange progeny of a coupling between Mr. Neil Simon and Edward Albee” (New York Times), has cornered the market on deliciously savage family comedies with this intimate and frightening examination of how we cope with loneliness and disappointment. In The Lyons, Rita Lyons is the matriarch of a family facing a major crossroads. Her husband, Ben, is dying and her grown children are struggling. As the family gathers in Ben’s hospital room, they discover that they’re as terrified of being together as they are of being alone. Purchase The Lyons here!
Nicky Silver‘s plays include seven which have premiered at Vineyard Theatre: Pterodactyls (Oppenheimer Award, Kesselring Award, Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Raised in Captivity (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Eros Trilogy, The Maiden’s Prayer, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine (Vineyard Lab Production), The Altruists, Beautiful Child and The Agony and the Agony (Vineyard Lab Production). Other notable plays include Three Changes (Playwrights Horizons), The Food Chain (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Fat Men in Skirts, Fit to be Tied, Free Will and Wanton Lust (Helen Hayes Award), the new book for the Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hart musical, The Boys from Syracuse, and more.